Mucivora
Mucivore Mu"ci*vore (m[=u]"s[i^]*v[=o]r), n. [L. mucus slime, mucus + vorare to devour.] (Zo["o]l.) An insect which feeds on mucus, or the sap of plants, as certain Diptera, of the tribe {Mucivora}. [1913 Webster]

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  • mucivore — Ent. (ˈmjuːsɪvɔə(r)) [ad. mod.L. Mucivora neut. pl., f. mūc us + vor us devouring.] A dipterous insect of the family Mucivora (Webster 1864). Hence muˈcivorous a., ‘feeding upon the juices of plants’ (Cent. Dict. 1890) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mucivore — Mu ci*vore (m[=u] s[i^]*v[=o]r), n. [L. mucus slime, mucus + vorare to devour.] (Zo[ o]l.) An insect which feeds on mucus, or the sap of plants, as certain Diptera, of the tribe {Mucivora}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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